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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

IMCB Regular Talks

Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

  
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2012-06-28 Seeing the System You Are Part Of 59:40
  James Baraz
Sharing a positive vision for the future from Ernest Callenbach’s "Epistle to Ecotopians". We then begin to explore the first of five Dharma principles using systems and sustainability expert Bob Doppelt’s book From Me to We. The ignorance of these principles is what perpetuates the problem and the understanding of them is the key to changing our consciousness and providing a path toward healing the planet. This is part 2 of the series 'Appropriate Response at the Tipping Point' that began June 14.
2012-07-05 Karma and Sila as Gaia Practices 53:57
  James Baraz
This is part 3 of the series 'Appropriate Response at the Tipping Point' that began 6/14. In this talk, James discusses the first three of the five transformational commitments in Bob Doppelt's book From Me to We:

1. See the systems you are part of
2. Be accountable for all the consequences of your actions
3. Abide by society’s most deeply held universal principles of morality and justice

2012-07-12 Compassion and Tonglen Practice 37:13
  Lama Palden
Lama Palden discusses compassion and the Tonglen practice of sending and receiving. Please note that the actual practice portion of the talk has been removed since it is important for students to receive direct transmission of the teachings from the teacher.
2012-07-19 Stewardship and Intention as Gaia Practices 52:25
  James Baraz
This is part 4 of the series 'Appropriate Response at the Tipping Point' that began 6/14. In this talk, James discusses the last two of the five transformational commitments in Bob Doppelt's book From Me to We:

4. Acknowledge your trustee obligations and take responsibility for the continuation of all life
5. Choose your own destiny

2012-07-26 Go inside and ask: What do I want most? 56:15
  Anam Thubten
Please note that the periods of silence are part of the teaching
2012-08-02 Equanimity 59:25
  Arinna Weisman
Equanimity is the mindful presence that neither grasps nor resists experience and is the ground for unconditional love and wise action. Arinna shares a variety of moving stories of deep equanimity and reflects on the position of equanimity as last in several important Buddhist lists. Concludes with a brief Q&A session.
2012-08-09 Seeing and Dismantling Suffering. 59:16
  Yvonne Rand
2012-08-16 Silent Illumination 60:41
  Will Kabat-Zinn
In this talk, Will Kabat-Zinn explores the deeper meaning of the first five lines of the poem, "Guidepost of Silent Illumination" by Zen Master Hongzhi:

Silent and serene, forgetting words, bright clarity appears before you.
When you reflect it you become vast, where you embody it you are spiritually uplifted.
Spiritually solitary and shining, inner illumination restores wonder,
Dew in the moonlight, a river of stars, snow-covered pines, clouds enveloping the peak.
In darkness it is most bright, while hidden all the more manifest.
~translated by Taigen Dan Leighton

The entire poem can be found on the web. One source.
2012-08-23 Teaching what we need to learn. 54:56
  James Baraz
2012-08-30 Labor Day! 44:30
  Wes Nisker
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